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Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth http://www.saskcao.ca Our vision is that the rights, interests and well-being of children and youth are respected and valued in our communities and in government legislation, policy, programs and practice. en Two Tragedies ad http://www.saskcao.ca/content/two-tragedies-ad <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-heroimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.saskcao.ca/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.saskcao.ca/sites/default/files//sites/default/files/%252Fimages/home_ads/Tragedies%20ad_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=37867">Tragedies ad.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-heroimage-path"> <div class="field-label">Link path:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://saskadvocate.ca/sites/default/files//u3/Two_Tragedies_Holding_Systems_Accountable_Advocate_%20Childre_%20Youth_May_2014_0.pdf </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-heroimage-sort"> <div class="field-label">Sort order:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3 </div> </div> </div> Sun, 18 May 2014 13:06:58 +0000 advocateoffice 152 at http://www.saskcao.ca Child Rights 2 http://www.saskcao.ca/content/child-rights-2 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-heroimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.saskcao.ca/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.saskcao.ca/sites/default/files//sites/default/files/%252Fimages/home_ads/childrights_ad2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=100282">childrights_ad2.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-heroimage-path"> <div class="field-label">Link path:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.saskadvocate.ca/children-youth-first </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-heroimage-sort"> <div class="field-label">Sort order:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 </div> </div> </div> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:23:19 +0000 saskcaoadmin 148 at http://www.saskcao.ca Lost in the System Ad http://www.saskcao.ca/content/lost-in-the-system <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-heroimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.saskcao.ca/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.saskcao.ca/sites/default/files//sites/default/files/%252Fimages/home_ads/JakesStory_Ad.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=35419">JakesStory_Ad.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-heroimage-path"> <div class="field-label">Link path:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://saskadvocate.ca/sites/default/files//u3/Advocate_Lost_in_the_System_child_death_report_Sept_2014.pdf </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-heroimage-sort"> <div class="field-label">Sort order:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1 </div> </div> </div> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:22:40 +0000 saskcaoadmin 147 at http://www.saskcao.ca Be Part of Your Plan http://www.saskcao.ca/content/be-part-your-plan <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-heroimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.saskcao.ca/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.saskcao.ca/sites/default/files//sites/default/files/%252Fimages/home_ads/beapartofyourplan_ad1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=47050">beapartofyourplan_ad1.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-heroimage-path"> <div class="field-label">Link path:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.saskadvocate.ca/advocacy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-heroimage-sort"> <div class="field-label">Sort order:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2 </div> </div> </div> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:07:50 +0000 saskcaoadmin 145 at http://www.saskcao.ca Annual Report http://www.saskcao.ca/content/annual-report <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-heroimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://www.saskcao.ca/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.saskcao.ca/sites/default/files//sites/default/files/%252Fimages/home_ads/2013%20cover%20ad_2.png" type="image/png; length=224262">2013 cover ad.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-heroimage-path"> <div class="field-label">Link path:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.saskadvocate.ca/media%20resources%20publications/Annual%20Reports </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-heroimage-sort"> <div class="field-label">Sort order:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2 </div> </div> </div> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:03:24 +0000 saskcaoadmin 144 at http://www.saskcao.ca Touchstones of Hope http://www.saskcao.ca/children-youth-first/touchstones-of-hope <p><div class="insert-node insert-node1 insert-nid137"><div class="insert-node-content"> <div class='align-right'><img src='/sites/default/files//u3/touchstones-logo-125.png' height='162' width='125'/></div></div></div></p> <p>The over-representation of First Nations children and youth in child welfare care has been a long-standing problem in Saskatchewan and across our country.</p> <p>In 2005, Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders came together to develop principles to guide the re-visioning of child welfare services for Aboriginal children in Canada and the United States.</p> <p>The Touchstone of Hope principles are meant to be interpreted within distinct cultures and contexts of Aboriginal communities according to a four stage reconciliation process:</p> <p><strong>Relating</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Body Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The over-representation of First Nations children and youth in child<br /> welfare care has been a long-standing problem in Saskatchewan and across<br /> our country.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.saskcao.ca/children-youth-first/touchstones-of-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:51:03 +0000 advocateoffice 136 at http://www.saskcao.ca National Child Day http://www.saskcao.ca/public-education/national-child-day <p>Every year, November 20th is <a href="http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncd-jne/index-eng.php" target="_blank">National Child Day</a>.&nbsp; Proclaimed by the Government of Canada in 1993, it celebrates two historic events for children - the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child in 1959 and the United Nations <em>&nbsp;</em><a href="/children-youth-first/un-convention-rights-child"><em>Convention on the Rights of the Child</em></a>, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on November 20, 1989.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Body Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Every year, November 20th is National Child Day.&nbsp; Proclaimed by the<br /> Government of Canada in 1993, it celebrates two historic events for<br /> children...</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.saskcao.ca/public-education/national-child-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 07 Oct 2010 22:54:08 +0000 advocateoffice 121 at http://www.saskcao.ca Be Heard http://www.saskcao.ca/content/be-heard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-adtextline"> <div class="field-label">Ad Text Line:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> YOU HAVE RIGHTS </div> <div class="field-item even"> BE HEARD </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-label">Quote:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “If you are a child or youth living in care, you have the right to contact the Saskatchewan Advocate office with any concern or questions you may have about that care.” </div> </div> </div> Tue, 21 Apr 2009 03:28:48 +0000 saskcaoadmin 56 at http://www.saskcao.ca Child Death and Critical Injury Investigations http://www.saskcao.ca/investigations/child-death-and-critical-injury-investigations <p>Since 1997, the Advocate for Children and YOuth has conducted independent investigations into the deaths of children and youth in receipt of services from the <a href="/media-resources/links/government">Government of Saskatchewan</a>. The Advocate office does not investigate or determine criminal liability when a child or youth dies or is critically injured while in care or custody.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Body Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Since 1997, the Children’s Advocate Office has conducted independent investigations into the deaths of children and youth in receipt of services from the Government of Saskatchewan.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.saskcao.ca/investigations/child-death-and-critical-injury-investigations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 02 Apr 2009 22:25:31 +0000 advocateoffice 38 at http://www.saskcao.ca Who Can Call http://www.saskcao.ca/advocacy/who-can-call <p><div class="insert-node insert-node2 insert-nid86"><div class="insert-node-content"> <div class='align-right'><img src='/sites/default/files//images/photos/who_can_call.jpg' height='320' width='240'/><p class='credit'>istockphoto.com</p></div></div></div></p> <p><strong>Anyone can call</strong> the Advocate for Children and Youth office, particularly a child or youth, if they have a concern about a child or group of children receiving services from a provincial ministry or agency. Children and youth are encouraged to call on their own behalf. However, many parents, foster parents, social workers, health professionals and others also call on behalf of children and youth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Body Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Anyone can call the Advocate for Children and Youth, particularly a child or youth, if they have a concern about a child or group of children receiving services from a provincial ministry or agency.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.saskcao.ca/advocacy/who-can-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 01 Apr 2009 17:08:01 +0000 advocateoffice 35 at http://www.saskcao.ca